2008 Chevrolet Corvette Gets a New Engine and More Power

GM has officially unveiled the new 2008 Chevrolet Corvette C6, following an info leak earlier this week. The big news for the 08′ year is that the car has received a new engine, a 6.2L V8 LS3 engine that puts out 36 more horsepower than the previous LS2 version.

The base 2008 Corvette will have 430 horsepower and 424 lb.ft of torque. A new dual-mode exhaust system bumps horsepower up to 436 and torque to 428 lb.ft. In order to achieve the power increases from the prior engine, engineers bumped up the engine displacement from 6.0L to 6.2L.

The car also features revised manual and automatic transmissions and an improved steering system. The engine also features a modified valvetrain, cylinder heads and a revised intake manifold.

With the six-speed paddle shift automatic, the automaker claims that the Corvette will go from 0-60 in 4.3 seconds.

Visually the new Corvette features revised rims, a slightly refreshed interior and two new colors.

The 505 horsepower ZO6 is still the most powerful Corvette for 08′.

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